This is a letter I copied from Leighton Smith’s website and its one he received from someone not impressed with Hone Harawira’s public conduct. I’m not either. That Hone would carry on this way in the presence of women and children and fathers and mothers in a restaurant provides another reason as to why this ignorant lowlife should not be within a light year of our parliament.
That there is somewhere an assumption out there that Harawira is a “leader”, then standards in NZ have dropped a long way. IMHO, its long past time this loud foul mouthed racist thug was relegated to the dust bin of political history.
I am writing to express my disappointment and disgust with the foul language used by a sitting MP in a family restaurant in the presence of children.
On Wednesday 19 January my wife and I dropped by the Bank Street McDonald’s in Whangarei for a quick lunch. While we were eating, a group of people, including Hone Harawira sat down at the table next to us and we were only separated by a thin partition.
While everyone else at the table spoke quietly to each other or made discrete cellphone calls, Mr Harawira carried on a loud, basically one-sided discussion with a woman across the table.
The only voice we could hear was that of Mr Harawira and his frequent use of “f” words, as well as the even cruder language he used to describe someone he referred to as “Helen Keys.”
If Mr Harawira wants to carry on like that in his own home or on his marae, then that’s his business. But my wife and I don’t appreciate being subjected to his loudmouthed and totally inappropriate crudity in a public place and don’t think the children who were in the restaurant at the time should be subjected to it either.
Let Mr Harawira be a “legend in his own lunchtime,” not in ours.